Activities

E.MAlumni Association activities in 2011/2012

 

  • Regular posting on E.MAlumni website mainly in the section “General Assembly” and “Career Development” with job vacancies, courses, training seminars, conferences,
  • 10/09/2011: Brussels, 2nd E.MAlumni General Assembly

http://www.emalumniassociation.org/discussions/home-page-news/forum/topic/2nd-e-malumni-general-assembly/

10/09/2011: Brussels, screening of the Screening of the documentary ‘’The Title 8 Project’’ (an independent documentary film on legal empowerment from the Bronx to Brooklyn) followed by live discussion with the creator Antoine Meyer (E.MAlumni year 2008/2009).

Launch of the first issue of E.MAg, the magazine of the AssociationContents:

 

  • Interpreting the Egyptian Revolution by Sanna Eriksson (E.MA 2009/2010)

  • Interview with the new E.MA Programme Director, Angela Melchiorre

  • Letter from the E.MA Career Development Officer by Bernadette Knauder (E.MA 2008/2009)

  • Working as Gender Advisor in the Military Operation of EUTM Somalia  by Katja Grekula (E.MA 2007/2008)

  • News from Lido – Venice Academy of Human Rights 2011  by Cristiano Gianolla (E.MA 2007/2008, former EIUC Networking Officer)

 

  • 26/09/2011: participation of E.MAlumni Association President, Giorgos Kosmopoulos, in the E.MA Awarding Ceremony 2010/2011 and opening of the academic year 2011/2012

 

  • Collaboration with the Padua Journal for Human Rights

 

  • E.MA graduates teaching in second stream activities of the E.MA Programme in Cluster Three: Human Rights Defenders

Date Topic Lecturer/Expert
24 October

Introduction to the Cluster

International and regional guidelines on Human Rights Defenders

Dr. Angela Melchiorre
(E.MA Programme Director, E.MAlumna)
24 October

Defending Human Rights at the national level

The role of National Human Rights Institutions

Ms. Jemma Neville
(Scottish Human Rights Commission, E.MAlumna)
25 October

Defending Human Rights at the national level

The role of National Human Rights Institutions

Ms. Jemma Neville
(Scottish Human Rights Commission, E.MAlumna)
31 October Defending human rights during transition to democracy
Promoting human rights, the rule of law and democracy in Albania
Ms. Marta Onorato
(European Institute – Tirana, E.MAlumna)
1 November

Human Rights defenders’ voices on globalisation

Attempts at regulating two transnational problems: trafficking in human beings and FGM

Ms. Nathalie De Nul
(Blanmailland and Partners – Brussels, E.MAlumna)
7 November

Human Rights defenders’ voices on globalisation

Defending human rights from a climate justice perspective

Ms. Margreet Wewerinke
(European University Institute, E.MAlumna)
8 November The role of women as Human Rights Defenders
Between theory and practice: examples from campaigning, lobbying and women’s studies
Ms. Erika Bernacchi
(University College Dublin and Amnesty International Italy, E.MAlumna)
14 November Defending human rights during transition to democracy
The challenge of linking peace-building and democratisation in Sudan/South Sudan
Ms. Andrea Schuechner
(Independent researcher, previously with UN Peacekeeping Mission in Sudan, E.MAlumna)
15 November Amnesty International’s Individuals at Risk Programme Mr. James Savage
(Amnesty International UK)
21 November The EU support to Human Rights Defenders Ms. Cristina Martinez Origone
(DevCo, European Commission)
  • E.MA graduates lecturing respectively in week 12 and week 16 of the E.MA Programme:

 

  • 28/11/2011: Lydia Malmédie – Skill class: Project Management
  • 16/01/2012: Victor Bojkov (Political Desk Officer, EU Commission, DG Enlargement, Unit Kosovo) – Kosovo: human rights related issues and activities within the international community + open questions and discussion

 

 

  • Start of networking with alumni associations of other Regional Masters
  • Cooperation for the advertising campaigns of EIUC teaching programmes (E.MA, Venice School of Human Rights and Venice Academy of Human Rights)
  • Launch of the Mentoring scheme
  • Extension of the contract of Bernadette Knauder as E.MAlumni Career Officer.

Recent/current activities:

  • set up of election procedures
  • election for new Board
  • consultations in view of change of the web manager.